Beauty

Calm amidst chaos….

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“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” 
― William Shakespeare

On a windy & dusty Sunday, I made a trip to a place I had planned to visit since 2013. In spite of being only about 30 kms or so away from where I live, and inspite of passing by the place quite a number of times, I simply could not manage a trip to this place. I guess, things happen only when they are meant to be. And so, one Sunday, I finally stepped inside the Assam Buddha Vihar, a Buddhist monastery perched on a hilltop in Amingaon, Kamrup, Assam. (more…)

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I am Woman!

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The past weekend was kind of a let’s-celebrate-womanhood for me. Today, many people understand feminism as feminazi and I would like to make it clear here that I am all for the former only. Let’s make it clearer with their definitions –

Feminism (noun): the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. (Source)

Feminazi (noun): a term used pejoratively to describe either feminist who are perceived as extreme or radical, women who are perceived as seeking superiority over men, rather than equality(Source)

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What a wonderful world!

IMG_2191 What is this life, if full of care;

We have no time to stand & stare….. (more…)

Treasured Wheels

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I love older things that people have used and cherished. They have personality, character, and soul ~ Anonymous

Tucked away in the hills of Sonapur (about 17 kms from Guwahati City) is a treasure trove of all things old & vintage. Under the tireless efforts of Mr Pickloo Deka over the years, flourishes his dream and hobby of collecting rare gems that occupy pages of history. Called the TREASURED WHEELS, it is his endeavour to collect and offer a peek to the glorious yesteryears to all the interested people of today & tomorrow. He says that he wants to leave behind glimpses of our rich history for the future generation, under one roof. (more…)

A Sip of Kashmir!

InstagramCapture_b27dbdbc-687f-4379-b28c-e7ba838727a2_jpg Kahwa being brewed in this beautiful & exotic looking Samovar

For the first time, the regional SARAS FAIR is being currently organized in Assam. And last Sunday I decided to pay a visit to the venue at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra (Gate No.2). As per information available in the public domain 154 stalls of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) & private farms from 25 different states of the country are taking part in the fair with their ethnic products like food, clothes, ornaments, handicrafts, etc. (more…)

Not all those who wander are lost……

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One long weekend –

Two friends- hand in hand,

Set forth for the hills;

The curves in the roads

Adding to the thrill, (more…)